Knowing the Times: A Fresh Look at Biblical Concepts

This short article offers a fresh appear at biblical ideas of time, to the intent that we may well know more about the impending “day of the Lord” that comes as a thief on unbelievers. Here are several concepts.

1.The Signature of God by Grant Jeffrey consists of a chapter on the numerical signature of God as seven. God produced the planet in six days and rested the seventh day. From antiquity, cultures globe-wide have had a weekly cycle of seven days. The 4th Commandment says to recall the Sabbath day as the 7th day which is to honor God who designed the globe in six days and ceased, Exodus 20:8-11.

two. But the Bible also teaches that a thousand years are like a day, 2Peter 3:eight. to the fact God gives man six days to do his perform, he also gives us 6,000 years. The book of Revelation points to a time when the saints will reside and reign with Christ for a thousand years, Revelation 20:four.

We somehow consider those periods may possibly be exact, but if I stated Christ died or rose 2000 years ago, it’s not exact, but close. In a similar way, biblical reckoning tied to the second coming may be helped by thinking about one more idea that is linked to what happens when Christ returns.

3. In Bible occasions, they could function their land, trim their trees and harvest their crops for six years, but they had been to rest the land and themselves on the seventh year. Leviticus 25. And after seven cycles of seven, in the 49th year, they had been to blow the trumpet to announce the jubilee year.

It meant that if you have come to be in debt and have been someone’s servant to pay off the debt, your debt was cancelled and you had been cost-free. If you had a piece of land as a aspect of your inheritance and you sold it for income, it was returned to your loved ones on the jubilee year–you could not permanently impoverish your kids by providing away their inheritance. This jubilee notion is linked to the second coming when our debts are cancelled and when this earth returns its land to the original owner–God!

4. But the 50th year was also the initially of the next sequence so that jubilees were 49 years apart. The is seen in the popular Messianic prophecy of Daniel 9:24–“Seventy weeks [of years] are determined… ” is computed as 70 x 7 or 490 years, so that it’s not an exact 500. In 1,000 years, like Peter’s text above, 20 jubilees would span 980 years, leaving 20 years left more than, but where do they match?

5. Based on a New Scientist write-up, the European edition of TIME Magazine published this factoid: “May well 5, 2000: The date that Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will line up with the sun and moon–the 1st time in 6,000 years.” January 17, 2000.

This factoid fits with Ussher’s Chronology and that of Sir Isaac Newton who invented calculus. He calculated the globe would be six,000 years old in the year 2000. With six,000 years behind us, and 980 years of 20 jubilees to reign with Christ (?), this would leave 20 years top up to the 2nd coming.

With 2013 becoming 13 years considering that the solar program alignment, we must anticipate the possibility that the final seven years could start this year. If so, we should really see big events this spring to include an unprecedented earthquake as suggested by Joel 2:10,11 Zechariah 14:1-5 Revelation eight:5.

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